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HELP WANTED-CRA/COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

CITY OF HIGH SPRINGS – EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Apply at High Springs City Hall, 23718 W US Hwy 27, High Springs, FL, 7:30 am – 6:00 pm, Monday through Thursday.  Applications also available online at www.highsprings.us.  Applications accepted through 3:00 pm, Thursday, February 1, 2018.

CRA/COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR –  Position is responsible for managing the High Springs Community Redevelopment Agency and managing projects and programs as assigned by the City Manager.  Salary $50,000 – $60,000 DOQ.  Further information and job description available at www.highsprings.us

Successful applicants must undergo pre-employment physical and substance testing, and background investigation prior to final approval. All applications are subject to Florida Public Records Laws.

THE CITY OF HIGH SPRINGS IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

Commissioner Nancy Lavin Linkous

Nancy Lavin Linkous is single and has 2 daughters, 1 son and 1 grandson

Nancy Lavin Linkous has been a community volunteer her entire life.  She’s also had government experience as a staff member of Palm Beach County and at High Springs Community School.  For many years, she has served as a volunteer for the City of High Springs in a variety of ways; including being a long-time member of the Code Enforcement Board and being a member of the Historic Task Force

Nancy served as a volunteer at High Springs Community School for 18 years, and she worked as the Mentor Coordinator at the HSCS in 2014-2016, facilitating relationships between members of the community and students in the school.  Nancy has mentored children at HSCS and has served as a Take Stock in Children mentor for several years in Alachua County.

Nancy, a licensed massage therapist, owns Back In Balance Natural Health Care, which provides massage therapy and acupuncture to our community.  She has been a Chamber member, as well as a huge advocate for the drive to “Shop Local”.  She believes that we must support the businesses in our community as they create a micro-economy that is vital to High Springs.

Can we get your suggestions for the sidewalks?

The High Springs CRA is redoing the sidewalks on W. US Highway 27 and Main Street and we would love your suggestions! Please click on the Sidewalk Stamp Suggestions link below and let us know what you think the new sidewalk stamp should look like. Below is a picture of other sidewalk stamps in case you may not be familiar with them. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Sidewalk Stamp Suggestions

ELECTION RESULTS

RESULTS OF THE NOVEMBER 7, 2017 CITY ELECTION

 

Candidate Paul Arthur –   75

Candidate Bob Barnas –    95

Candidate Nancy Lavin Linkous –    340

 

Commissioner Elect Linkous will be sworn into office Thursday, November 16th at 6:30 pm

 

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 6, 2017

ELECTION

The City election will be held Tuesday, November 7th for City Commission Seat #1.  Both Precincts 20 (Civic Center) and 60 (Fellowship Baptist Church) will be open at 7:00 am for voting. The election results will be posted after votes are tabulated. The Post Election Audit will be held at 8:30 PM at Precinct 20.

 

ELECTION RESULTS

PAUL ARTHUR – 75

BOB BARNAS – 95

NANCY LINKOUS – 340

 

COMMISSION MEETINGS

The Commission meetings for November and December have been rescheduled due to the holidays.  November meetings will be November 16th when the newly elected Commissioner will be sworn into office and on November 28th.  There will be only one meeting in December which will be on the 14th.

 

 

 

 

WEEK OF OCTOBER 30 – PUBLIC WORKS

WATER

The City of High Springs is no longer under the Precautionary Boil Water Notice that was caused from flooding from Hurricane Irma.  The Observer ran an article by Ron Trygar, which outlines the city’s water system.

Click for Observer Article by Ron Trygar

SEWER

The City of High Springs has received grant funding from Suwanee River Water Management District to connect approximately 300 homes, (gravity not grinder pumps) in a portion of Phase 5 of the original wastewater project.  These connections will help in our goal to protect our aquifer.

SOLID WASTE

The debris from Hurricane Irma will be picked up by Alachua County.

BID – Surplus Property

SURPLUS PUBLIC PROPERTY

The City of High Springs is accepting sealed bids for the following surplus city owned  property:

Single Family Residence

18576 NW 248th Street

High Springs, FL

Tax Parcel #00957-000-000

MINIMUM BID: $16,000

 

Residential Lot with Dilapidated House

505 SE 1st Avenue

High Springs, FL

Tax Parcel #00357-000-000

MINIMUM BID: $8,000 WITH $4,000 CREDIT

                                                TO REMOVE HOME

 

1991 International E1 Fire Truck

 

Sealed bids will be accepted through 11:00 am, Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at the City Manager’s Office, 23718 W US HWY 27, High Springs, Florida 32643.  Sealed bid envelope should be marked “Surplus Property Bid” .  Only sealed bids will be accepted.  Bids will be opened at 11:00 am on Wednesday, November 8, 2017.  Bid will be awarded to the highest bid over the minimum amount.  Cashier’s Checks accepted as payment.  Buyer is responsible for cost of preparing and recording deed to property.  Property sold “As Is”.  For questions regarding the bid or property, please contact the City Manager’s Office at (386) 454-1416 option 6.

**BOIL WATER NOTICE RESCINDED**

UPDATE: 10/19/2017

AS OF 5:15 THIS AFTERNOON, THE PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE HAS BEEN RESCINDED.  THE LIFTING OF THE BOIL WATER NOTICE IS DUE TO ACCEPTABLE BACTERIOLOGICAL TEST RESULTS AND ACCEPTABLE CHLORINE RESIDUALS.  IF AT ANY TIME THE CHLORINE RESIDUALS CAN NOT BE MAINTAINED, THE PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE WILL BE REINSTATED.  CLICK HERE FOR EMAIL FROM D.E.P.  WATER MAY STILL BE DISCOLORED.

 

UPDATE: 10/19/2017

CHLORINE LEVELS ARE BECOMING STABLE.  FIRST SET OF TESTS WAS TAKEN 10/17/17 AND THE RESULTS ARE PROMISING.  WAITING FOR RESULTS OF SECOND TEST WHICH ARE DUE TODAY.  IF THE SECOND TEST IS ACCEPTABLE, THE PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE MAY BE RESCINDED.  PLEASE CHECK BACK AFTER 5:00 PM TODAY FOR RESULTS.

UPDATE: 10/18/2018

WATER MONITORING CONTINUES.  BACTERIOLOGICAL TESTS TO BE COMPLETED TODAY. TEST RESULTS WILL BE AVAILABLE TOMORROW AFTER 5:00 PM, RESULTS WILL BE POSTED.  PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE CONTINUES.

UPDATE: 10/17/2017

LOCAL MONITORING INDICATE CHLORINE LEVELS RISING.  FIRST IN A SET OF TWO BACTERIOLOGICAL TESTS WILL BEGIN TOMORROW.  RESULTS WILL BE POSTED WHEN RECEIVED.  PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE IS STILL IN EFFECT AT THIS TIME.

UPDATE: 10/16/2017

THE CITY IS STILL UNABLE TO MAINTAIN MINIMUM CHLORIDE RESIDUALS THROUGHOUT THE WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM. BOIL  WATER NOTICE IS A “PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE”.  FURTHER TESTING IS BEING CONDUCTED DAILY  AND NOTICE WILL BE GIVEN WHEN THE BOIL WATER NOTICE IS RESCINDED.

UPDATE: 10/13/2017

THE CITY IS STILL UNABLE TO MAINTAIN MINIMUM CHLORIDE RESIDUALS THROUGHOUT THE WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM. BOIL  WATER NOTICE IS A “PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE”.  FURTHER TESTING IS BEING CONDUCTED DAILY  AND NOTICE WILL BE GIVEN WHEN THE BOIL WATER NOTICE IS RESCINDED.

 

Due to recent events of flooding due to Hurricane Irma, the aquifer has been effected.  Over the last several weeks, City of High Springs was able to maintain the appropriate chlorine residuals to treat the water.  As of 9:00 am October 3rd, we are unable to maintain the appropriate levels and have issued a “Precautionary Boil Water Notice” to residents.  City staff will be flushing and treating the system to address the issue.

Boil water until further notice.  NOTICE WILL BE SENT VIA NIXEL AND ONLINE WHEN THE BOIL WATER NOTICE HAS BEEN LIFTED.

 

What to Do During a Precautionary Boil Water Notice (PBWN)
When a PBWN is issued, a rolling boil for a period of one minute is sufficient to render water used
for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth, or washing dishes microbiologically safe, free
of bacteria, viruses, and protozoa.
Tap water can be disinfected by adding 8 drops of unscented household bleach (4 – 6 % active
ingredients) to each gallon of water, then mixing the water and allowing it to stand for a minimum
period of 30 minutes.
Note: Cloudy water requires 16 drops of bleach and a 30 minute contact time. Also, other approved
chemical disinfectants are available at stores that sell camping and hiking supplies.

Boil Water Notice Guidelines for Florida’s Food Industry- issued June 1, 2011 by the Florida
Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Business and Professional Regulation and Health
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